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Alberta's first renewable energy auction sets new low for wind

Alberta - The government of Alberta, Canada, home to the world's third-largest oil reserves, on Wednesday actioned off 595 megawatts of renewable energy capacity to be built in the province, exceeding the government's target of 400 megawatts.

Smart airline container self-monitors its environment

As part of the digital transformation of the air freight sector, some carriers have begun to use 'smart crates'. These are freight shipping containers that are capable of self-monitoring.

Reverse logistics becoming crucial to business

Reverse logistics used to be an after-thought in the supply chain system. Past research has concentrated on how to avoid returns but with the advent of online shopping, product returns have skyrocketed. Now the focus is on how to handle returns.

Australia's wool industry digitalizes its supply chain

Melbourne - The company Australian Wool Handlers, a major player in the wool industry, has announced ambitious plans to digitally disrupt the supply chain. The process offers learning points for other sectors.

McDonald's improves its supply chain through automation

McDonald's is one of the largest fast-food outlets in the world. With thousands of food outlets, the corporation relies upon a large and complex supply chain. This is continually subject to review, and this process includes increased automation.

Blockchain-powered supply chain tracker

When it comes to supply chain practices, pharmaceuticals must address the normal concerns of customer satisfaction and the control goods as well as strict regulatory requirements. To better produce medicines, a new high-tech sensor has been developed.

Qatar crisis has huge implications for helium supply chain

The growing crisis between Qatar and its neighbors has had an unexpected effect on the global availability of helium. Qatar supplies 25 percent of the world's helium and its inability to ship it to ports will create a global supply chain crisis.

Tag technology company wins innovation award

The company TruTag Technologies, which offers supply chain and logistics solutions for many firms, has won the Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award. This is for TruTag’s microtags, a technology that strengthens the chain of custody.

Walmart takes aim at supply chain emissions with Project Gigaton

On April 19, during its Sustainability Milestone Summit, Walmart officially kicked off a new project to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across its global supply chain, inviting suppliers to join them in pledging to cut GHG emissions.

Food crime reaches $50 billion per year

London - There are many types of crime and most are widely reported. One area that doesn’t get much exposure is food crime. This ‘hidden’ area results losses to the food sector of up to $50 billion per year. We take a look at the issue.

Global food and commodity prices spark worries on security

With spikes in food and energy commodity prices hitting developed and undeveloped nations, there are growing concerns over the prospects for widespread unrest.

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